Now here’s some good news for a change!

The whales of the Southern Ocean are not going to be hunted this year for the first time in over a century after the Government of Japan has officially cancelled the planned hunt this year.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE:
www.bitly.com/BlogWhaleHuntCancelled

Women and Children in Gaza

Of the roughly 1,500 civilians killed in the Israeli military’s recent assault on Gaza, nearly 750 have been women or children. It’s essential that humanitarian responses meet the needs of women caught up in the conflict. 

CoR is proud to support the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, a Palestinian non-profit devoted to gender equality. The organization’s field workers have worked to collect the testimony of Gazan women and assess their most pressing concerns. 

Check out some of their crucial work at the link below!

http://donordirectaction.org/activist/wclac/

For our friends who speak Portuguese: Check out “Quem Matou o Tapajós” (Who killed the Tapajós?), a web-documentary that chronicles the impact that a new hydroelectric dam on the Tapajós River will have on indigenous communities. Following the precedent set by the Belo Monte Dam, the government of Brazil plans to construct between five and seven dams on the Tapajós—leading to the flooding of large, inhabited areas.The documentary is at: http://mortedotapajos.tv/English-speakers can read the BBC’s story on the project and the resistance that indigenous peoples in the Amazon have mounted.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27834240Get informed and take action at the links below!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quem-Matou-O-Tapajós/111600915623124https://twitter.com/Minguarana

For our friends who speak Portuguese: Check out “Quem Matou o Tapajós” (Who killed the Tapajós?), a web-documentary that chronicles the impact that a new hydroelectric dam on the Tapajós River will have on indigenous communities. 

Following the precedent set by the Belo Monte Dam, the government of Brazil plans to construct between five and seven dams on the Tapajós—leading to the flooding of large, inhabited areas.

The documentary is at: http://mortedotapajos.tv/

English-speakers can read the BBC’s story on the project and the resistance that indigenous peoples in the Amazon have mounted.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27834240

Get informed and take action at the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quem-Matou-O-Tapajós/111600915623124

https://twitter.com/Minguarana

JOIN CODEPINK THIS WEEK THROUGH FRIDAY FOR AN EMERGENCY WEEK OF ACTION! This Monday through Friday, CODEPINK and ally organizations are targeting specific companies that profit of the continued occupation, dispossession of and violence against Palestinians. With the death toll now reaching over 1,400, with many of its victims being children, it is a moral obligation for us to say “Not In Our Name!” The Stolen Beauty Ahava boycott campaign is part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in support of Palestinian rights. Join CODEPINK’s virtual actions, find a direct action in a city near you, or MAKE YOUR OWN using their tool kit! SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE! And make sure to post your selfie with a sign telling the world why#OccupationIsUgly and that Ahava is #StolenBeauty this Wednesday via Twitter and Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/279261388943218/

JOIN CODEPINK THIS WEEK THROUGH FRIDAY FOR AN EMERGENCY WEEK OF ACTION! This Monday through Friday, CODEPINK and ally organizations are targeting specific companies that profit of the continued occupation, dispossession of and violence against Palestinians. With the death toll now reaching over 1,400, with many of its victims being children, it is a moral obligation for us to say “Not In Our Name!” The Stolen Beauty Ahava boycott campaign is part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in support of Palestinian rights. 

Join CODEPINK’s virtual actions, find a direct action in a city near you, or MAKE YOUR OWN using their tool kit! SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE! And make sure to post your selfie with a sign telling the world why#OccupationIsUgly and that Ahava is #StolenBeauty this Wednesday via Twitter and Facebook! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/279261388943218/

“Once again it is the unarmed civilian population, which is in the eye of the storm, victimized in the name of a falsely construed right to self-defense, invoked after an escalation of violence provoked in the face of the entire international community.” — Joint declaration by over 140 international legal experts (including attorneys from our ally, the Center for Constitutional Rights) denouncing the Israeli government’s collective punishment of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The declaration recalls that “the entire population of the Gaza Strip, for over seven years, has been virtually imprisoned by the regime of closures imposed by Israel,” and urges the governmental leaders of Palestine to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/international-collective-punishment.html

“Once again it is the unarmed civilian population, which is in the eye of the storm, victimized in the name of a falsely construed right to self-defense, invoked after an escalation of violence provoked in the face of the entire international community.” 

— Joint declaration by over 140 international legal experts (including attorneys from our ally, the Center for Constitutional Rights) denouncing the Israeli government’s collective punishment of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The declaration recalls that “the entire population of the Gaza Strip, for over seven years, has been virtually imprisoned by the regime of closures imposed by Israel,” and urges the governmental leaders of Palestine to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/international-collective-punishment.html

An incredible map showing all 595 known indigenous tribes as they existed before European contact across what is now the United States. 150 of these nations now have no descendants. "In general in the United states, Americans are very ignorant about Native American history… In my small way, making this map is to reinforce the true history of the injustice and the genocide that occurred,” says Aaron Carapella, the map’s creator. Explore it at http://aaron-carapella.squarespace.com/

An incredible map showing all 595 known indigenous tribes as they existed before European contact across what is now the United States. 150 of these nations now have no descendants. 

"In general in the United states, Americans are very ignorant about Native American history… In my small way, making this map is to reinforce the true history of the injustice and the genocide that occurred,” says Aaron Carapella, the map’s creator. 

Explore it at http://aaron-carapella.squarespace.com/

#FreeShawkan!Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a 27-year-old Egyptian freelance photographer professionally known as Shawkan, was beaten and arrested last August for covering a violent police break-up of a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration. He has been detained without charges for nearly a year, and is now in the same prison as the Al Jazeera staff who are the focus of the #FreeAJStaffcampaign. Like and follow the “Freedom for Shawkan” Facebook page, and read this article his friend wrote to learn more about his work and his struggle.https://www.facebook.com/FreedomforShawkanhttp://lifethroughthecameralens.com/2013/11/01/nobody-owns-a-photojournalist/

#FreeShawkan!

Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a 27-year-old Egyptian freelance photographer professionally known as Shawkan, was beaten and arrested last August for covering a violent police break-up of a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration. He has been detained without charges for nearly a year, and is now in the same prison as the Al Jazeera staff who are the focus of the #FreeAJStaffcampaign. 

Like and follow the “Freedom for Shawkan” Facebook page, and read this article his friend wrote to learn more about his work and his struggle.

https://www.facebook.com/FreedomforShawkan

http://lifethroughthecameralens.com/2013/11/01/nobody-owns-a-photojournalist/